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Banking on Calcium. Module designed by Grete Peterson, Program Assistant and Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., LRD Food and Nutrition Specialist. Click Here Once. Open this as a slide show. Hi! I’m going to lead you through a lesson about calcium, a very important mineral in your body.

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banking on calcium

Banking onCalcium

Module designed by

Grete Peterson, Program Assistant and

Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., LRD Food and Nutrition Specialist

Click Here Once

Open this as a slide show.

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Hi! I’m going to lead you through a lesson about calcium, a very important mineral in your body.

Click to go back and to

move forward in the module.

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Before you begin, we would like to know what you already know.

  • Click HERE to take a quick survey
  • When you are finished with the survey, close the window to return to the module.

Let’s start moooooooving!

what s the big deal with calcium
What’s the big deal with calcium?

Your body has more calcium than any other mineral!

Minerals are needed to do

different things in your body.

pretend that flour is the calcium in your body this is how much is in your body
Pretend that flour is the calcium in your body. This is how much is in your body:

Newborns: ¼ cup

6- to 7-year-olds: 2 cups

10-year-olds: 3 ½ cups

How is calcium used

in your body?

15-year-olds: 7 cups

Adults: 11 cups

what does calcium do in your body
What does calcium do in your body?
  • Helps you see in the dark
  • Helps build strong bones and teeth
  • Helps fight diseases
  • Helps you hear better

(Click your mouse to find the right answer)

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What does calcium do in your body?

  • Helps you see in the dark
  • Helps build strong bones and teeth
  • Helps fight diseases
  • Helps you hear better
you probably guessed it
You probably guessed it!

Calcium is really important for building

strong bones and teeth.

Calcium provides the strength

to keep them together.

is all of the calcium in your bones and teeth
Is all of the calcium in your bones and teeth?

Let’s pretend you have $1 worth of

calcium in your body.

99¢ would be in your bones!

Where would the last penny be?

calcium is all over
Calcium is all over!

The last 1¢ is found throughout your

body’s blood, muscles and the fluid

between your cells.

just how much calcium do you need every day
Just how much calcium do you need every day?

Kids aged 9-18 need

1,300 milligrams (mg)

of calcium every day!

That is more than adults.

Wheeeeew!

how much is 1 300 mg of calcium
How much is 1,300 mg of calcium?

Get your 3-A-Day!

(300 mg in 8 ounces of milk)

900 mg

280 mg

+

1 ½ oz. cheese with crackers

120 mg

Fruit yogurt – ½ cup

1,300 mg

some foods contain more calcium than others
Some foods contain more calcium than others.

What foods contain some calcium? (Click to see the answer)

  • Dairy products
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Calcium-fortified foods and beverages
  • All of the above
all of these foods contain some calcium some foods have much more than others
All of these foods contain some calcium! Some foods have much more than others.

What foods contain some calcium?

  • Dairy products
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Calcium-fortified foods and beverages
  • All of the above
dairy products contain the most calcium19
Dairy products contain the most calcium!

Milk

Mozzarella cheese

Yogurt

dairy products contain the most calcium20
Dairy products contain the most calcium!

Milk

Mozzarella cheese

Cheddar cheese

Yogurt

leafy green vegetables also contain some calcium
Leafy green vegetables also contain some calcium.

Click on the different boxes to see a picture of each food.

Turnip greens

Chinese cabbage

Kale

Spinach

which of these foods contain some calcium
Which of these foods contain some calcium?

Calcium-fortified

orange juice

Tofu made with calcium

Dry-roasted almonds

all of these foods have some calcium in them
All of these foods have some calcium in them!

Calcium-fortified

orange juice

Tofu made with calcium

Dry-roasted almonds

although other foods contain calcium dairy is the best source
Although other foods contain calcium, DAIRY is the best source!

Remember to have 3-A-Day!

And, eat your veggies, too!

click on the food that is not a dairy food28
Click on the food that is NOT a dairy food.

Great Job! 

Yogurt

Eggs

Milk

Cheese

does anyone like sardines
Does anyone like sardines?

It’s OK if you do!

3 oz. of sardines with bones contain more calcium than a glass of milk!

how do you know how much calcium is in foods and beverages
How do you know how much calcium is in foods and beverages?

Check the calcium in food by looking at the nutrition label!

which food label has more calcium
Which food label has more calcium?

Click the green box next to the label with more calcium.

which food label has more calcium34
Which food label has more calcium?

Click the green box next to the label with more calcium.

clue calcium is the key nutrient in this group
Clue: Calcium is the key nutrient in this group!

Click on the color that represents the Milk group.

Green

Orange

Red

Yellow

Blue

Purple

?

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Blue is the color of the Milk group!

Check out www.mypyramid.gov to see other foods in the Milk group.

Compared with other MyPyramid food groups, the Milk group contains the best sources of calcium!

please take the post survey to see what you have learned about calcium
Please take the post-survey to see what you have learned about calcium!

Click on me to

take the post

survey.

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Bank on Calcium!

Ask your

teacher if

you can print

the certificate on the next page.

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Congratulations! You know how to bank on calcium!

This project was made possible in part by a grant from the

Midwest Dairy Association.